The Culture of Violence: Essays on Tragedy and History 1st.
Modern Philology Critical and Historical Studies in Literature, Medieval through Contemporary.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Review of Francis Barker, The Culture of Violence: Essays on Tragedy and History. AU - Ryan, Kiernan. PY - 1995. Y1 - 1995. M3 - Article.
Violence is one of the most problematic issues society faces today, and it has been increasing day after day, in the streets of our cities. The most common description of what violence really is can be given as negativity towards something or someone either through physical or verbal actions, which often causes the victim to suffer pain.
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This is further supported by Hester et al. (1998) who suggested that domestic violence is contributory factor in half of all serious case reviews and 75% for those cases placed on the child protection register. This raises domestic violence as a child protection concern in the field of social work and thus has serious implications for practice.
Tragedy, branch of drama that treats in a serious and dignified style the sorrowful or terrible events encountered or caused by a heroic individual. By extension the term may be applied to other literary works, such as the novel. Although the word tragedy is often used loosely to describe any sort of disaster or misfortune, it more precisely refers to a work of art that probes with high.